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Psych Up Live turns up your psychological perspective on life issues. With a wide variety of guests, Host Suzanne Phillips passes forward the latest in books, findings, and information relevant to your life and the world you live in. She explores topics as varied as family relationships, binge eating and violence on campus. In a conversational style, Suzanne and her guests translate the latest in psychology to exemplify ways of coping with child rearing, divorce, medical diagnosis, campus violence and social anxiety. She engages her guests with questions, often voicing her own thoughts or sharing related stories. What is particularly exciting about Psych Up Live is the opportunity for you to call in with your own stories, questions and opinions. Psych Up Live captures your attention as it considers life issues that will intrigue and inform you each Thursday at 11 AM Pacific Time, 2PM Eastern Time on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.

Psych Up Live turns up your psychological perspective on life issues. With a wide variety of guests, Host Suzanne Phillips passes forward the latest in books, findings, and information relevant to your life and the world you live in. She explores topics as varied as family relationships, binge eating and violence on campus. In a conversational style, Suzanne and her guests translate the latest in psychology to exemplify ways of coping with child rearing, divorce, medical diagnosis, campus violence and social anxiety. She engages her guests with questions, often voicing her own thoughts or sharing related stories. What is particularly exciting about Psych Up Live is the opportunity for you to call in with your own stories, questions and opinions. Psych Up Live captures your attention as it considers life issues that will intrigue and inform you each Thursday at 11 AM Pacific Time, 2PM Eastern Time on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.

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Psych Up Live turns up your psychological perspective on life issues. With a wide variety of guests, Host Suzanne Phillips passes forward the latest in books, findings, and information relevant to your life and the world you live in. She explores topics as varied as family relationships, binge eating and violence on campus. In a conversational style, Suzanne and her guests translate the latest in psychology to exemplify ways of coping with child rearing, divorce, medical diagnosis, campus violence and social anxiety. She engages her guests with questions, often voicing her own thoughts or sharing related stories. What is particularly exciting about Psych Up Live is the opportunity for you to call in with your own stories, questions and opinions. Psych Up Live captures your attention as it considers life issues that will intrigue and inform you each Thursday at 11 AM Pacific Time, 2PM Eastern Time on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.

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English


Episodes

Encore The Story of a Transgender Marriage: When a Husband Became a Wife

6/30/2022
We are all aware through movies, series and the sensational lives of celebrities of the transitions made by transgender men and women. The increased media coverage has invited compassion and support by some and critique, violence and political rejection by others. This episode will clarify the myths and give you an insider’s experience of the transgender journey. Guest Kristin Collier will share her personal story of being a young mother with a toddler and infant son who learns that the...

Duration:00:53:11

Encore Understanding and Responding to Ambiguous Loss

6/23/2022
In this episode, Dr. Pauline Boss, esteemed scientist practitioner who coined the term 'Ambiguous Loss,' discusses the meaning of Ambiguous Loss and how it differs from other losses. Drawing upon powerful examples, Dr. Boss discusses physical ambiguous loss and psychological ambiguous loss due to dementia from disease, brain injury etc. She clarifies that Ambiguous Loss is not a result of pathology, but rather the ambiguity of the circumstances of loss. Using examples like the families of...

Duration:00:55:43

Why Are Most Mass Shooters Men? – Important Answers

6/16/2022
According to the Gun Violence Archive, there have already been more than 240 mass shootings in 2022 in the United States. A striking 98% of Mass Shooters are men. This show asks the question “WHY?” In a fascinating discussion with social psychologist, Dr. Frank T. McAndrew, he draws upon his research and additional findings on Gender, Aggression and Violence to offer answers. Dr. McAndrew begins with a consideration of the innate aggression even early man needed to survive, establish...

Duration:00:53:45

Encore 'Recovery from Bullying: An Insider's Journey and Mission'

6/9/2022
Anti-bullying sites report that bullying has become an epidemic. One in 7 students K – 12, bully or are a victim of bullying. 75% of school shootings are linked to bullying and there is a strong link between bullying and suicide. Against this backdrop, Alan Eisenberg, Founder of Bully Recovery, Coach, and author of A Ladder In The Dark: My Journey From Bullying To Self-Acceptance and Crossing the Line, shares his childhood experience of bullying, his years of suffering with Complex PTSD and...

Duration:00:56:34

Encore Mutual Rescue: The Benefits When People and Pets Adopt Each Other

6/2/2022
In this show, Carol Novello, founder of Mutual Rescue™ and author of the new book, “Mutual Rescue: How Adopting a Homeless Animal Can Save You, Too” shares her story and the countless stories of others who reveal the powerful impact of adopted pets and their owners upon each other. From Parkland HS students, who lost friends in the horrific school shooting, but found the presence and adoption of dogs to be the bridges from terror and loss to love and comfort, to couples improving their...

Duration:00:53:08

Encore A Surprising New Look at the Benefits of Forgetting

5/26/2022
In this episode Dr. Scott Small, esteemed neurologist and neuroscientist known for his work in Alzheimer’s disease, discusses his important new book, Forgetting: The Benefits of Not Remembering. In a culture inundated with information and worried about aging and forgetting, this is an extraordinary contribution. In a conversational style, Dr. Small offers the neuroscience of forgetting in a way that is as informative as it is startling. Drawing upon fascinating examples and personal history,...

Duration:00:54:58

“My So-Called Selfish Life”- The Filmmaker’s Insider View

5/19/2022
In this show Host Suzanne Phillips is joined by Award Winning Filmmaker, Therese Shechter who discusses her new and powerful film, “My So-Called Selfish Life.” Spanning over many years this is a paradigm-shifting journey through one of our society’s greatest taboos: Choosing not to become a mother. The film weaves together historical events, medical expertise, and women of different ages and backgrounds who personally and professionally question the biased expectation that women are supposed...

Duration:00:48:09

Encore Retrain Your Brain to Reduce Anxiety and Depression

5/12/2022
In this episode Dr. Gillihan will discuss his important book, Retrain the Brain: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in 7 weeks. Dr. Gillihan will clarify the way in which thoughts, feelings and behaviors interact to play a role in actually increasing anxiety and depression; but, how people suffering from mild to moderate anxiety and depression can take steps to bring about changes. Be it panic attacks, fear of flying, or self-defeating procrastination, he will point out examples from this 7 week...

Duration:00:53:54

Encore Adult Sibling Relationships: What Keeps Them Together and What Pulls Them Apart?

5/5/2022
How do you get along with your adult siblings? Are you like friends? Have you stopped talking or connecting with siblings? No matter what the relationship, you are not alone. In this episode, Dr. Geoffrey Greif, professor and author, returns to Psych Up Live with his new co-authored book, Adult Sibling Relationships.In the show, Dr. Greif draws upon his personal interviews with people over 45 and people's responses to The Lifespan Sibling Relationship Scale to share the stories and reasons...

Duration:00:52:54

Encore Making Your Dream Take Flight At Midlife

4/28/2022
We are often told to reach for our dreams and that the only real risk in life is never trying. This is the story of MJ Marggraff, a woman who decided to reach for her dream. In midlife, this wife and mother of two young children decided to take flying lessons. Her story of becoming a pilot is a story of fear, excitement, guilt, harassment, challenge and joy. It is a story that reveals how reaching for your dream impacts everyone you know and love in different ways. Whether you are a pilot,...

Duration:00:52:47

Encore Constructive Conflict – Make Your Arguments Matter

4/21/2022
If you are in a relationship, you have to hear this episode. It will be as enjoyable as it will be strikingly helpful to you and your partner. According to psychotherapist and author, Keith Wilson, if you are in a real relationship and you haven’t had a conflict yet – you haven’t been paying attention. As Keith describes, violence is the avoidance of conflict. Being able to work through clashes as a couple, offers great potential. With anecdote, metaphor and examples, Keith draws upon 30...

Duration:00:52:10

Who's Mothering Mother? The Power of Authentic Connections Groups

4/14/2022
Across time and cultures and against the backdrop of medical, social, economic, political, gender and racial issues, mothers face a lot and give a lot. Whether new mothers, working mothers, single mothers or grandmothers, most could benefit from some of the powerful support and care they offer. This show presents a program that does just that- “Authentic Connections Groups”. In this show, Dr. Suniya Luthar, Executive Director of AC Groups, a nonprofit that fosters resilience and well-being,...

Duration:00:51:41

“MORE” A Proven and Effective Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

4/7/2022
Someone has finally found a way to address opioid misuse and addiction among people with chronic pain. In this show, Dr. Eric Garland, the world’s leading expert on the use of mind-body therapies to treat opioid misuse for pain will discuss the recently proven effectiveness of “MORE” – “Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement.” Dr. Garland will define opioid use disorder (OUD), its relationship to chronic pain and what makes opioids so addictive. He will discuss the treatment components of...

Duration:00:56:34

Encore Blended: Personal Stories of the Stepfamily Experience

3/31/2022
In this episode, Samantha Waltz, the author of the powerful book, Blended: Writers on the Stepfamily Experience and three of her wonderful contributing writers, Betsy Graziani Fasbinder, Gigi Rosenberg, and Emma Kate Tsai will share their personal experiences of being parents or children in stepfamilies. As three of the thirty professional writers who share their blended experience in this book, their voices convey more than the facts or dynamics of stepfamilies. They convey in a personal...

Duration:00:53:40

Encore Buddy System: Understanding Male Friendships

3/24/2022
In this show, Dr. Greif invites listeners to learn about men and male friendships from the hundreds of men and women he has interviewed. His findings dispel the myth that men don’t need or want friends or that they need wives or girlfriends to find them friends. Dr. Greif describes some consistent patterns that reflect the types of relationships men have across their lifespan. He addresses the questions men themselves have asked and answered about friendship: Do I have have enough close...

Duration:00:53:52

Understanding and Responding to Anger in Children

3/17/2022
In this show, Dr. Deborah Serani, psychologist, award winning author and media expert returns to Psych-Up Live to discuss her new children’s book “ Sometimes When I‘m Mad.” She invites listeners to understand and respond to anger in children. There have always been outside world and family events that have disrupted families and filtered fear and dysregulation down to children. These past few years of the pandemic have added additional strain. Dr. Serani will discuss the reason and message...

Duration:00:54:11

Encore How Women Decide: What's True, What's Not and What Strategies Spark the Best Choices

3/10/2022
In this episode, Dr. Therese Huston, cognitive scientist, professor and the author of How Women Decide: What’s True, What’s Not and What Strategies Spark the Best Choices, offers a new and well researched look at women as decision makers. She addresses the reality of gender dynamics in the workplace like the glass ceiling, the glass cliff and the different consequences of making a mistake for men and women in leadership.She dispels the myths and beliefs about gender differences and decision...

Duration:00:54:22

Encore Dr. Grossmark: The Role of The Unobtrusive Relational Analyst

3/3/2022
Whether you are a seasoned psychoanalyst, group therapist or someone interested in how and why psychoanalysis works and how psychoanalytic thinking has expanded – You have to hear Dr. Robert Grossmark. Drawing upon his new book, The Unobtrusive Relational Analyst, he discusses his work with patients who formerly would be considered unsuitable for psychoanalytic treatment. These are patients in the session or the group often enact the trauma they never had the words to share. Drawing upon...

Duration:00:55:12

Encore Are You in Love or Trapped in a Narcissistic Abuse Syndrome?

2/24/2022
In this episode, Ross Rosenberg, psychotherapist and author of The Human Magnet Syndrome: The Co-dependent Narcissist Trap, draws upon his experience and clinical examples to offer an understanding of the difference between love and entrapment in a Narcissistic Abuse Syndrome. He discusses the meaning of codependency and how its traces back to childhood attachment. He considers the role it plays in keeping a person with a self-love deficiency addicted to a pathological narcissist whose charm...

Duration:00:51:25

Encore Your Brain on Porn: Understanding Internet Porn Addiction

2/17/2022
Gary Wilson died this year. This Encore is a tribute to Gary and his work to understand the impact of porn. Gary Wilson was presenter of the popular TEDx talk ‘The Great Porn Experiment,’ and author of the book,Your Brain on Porn. In this show he addressed the ever-increasing problem of internet porn addiction in young male teens as well as men of every age. Drawing upon scientific research and the reports of countless men seeking help for porn related sexual dysfunction, Gary Wilson...

Duration:00:55:22